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New member saying hi!

Heya, I'm from Amsterdam, having a look around here. So far happy to see that most submissions are high quality (so a good signal/noise ratio), but hope to see discussions grow as well. If anyone's got pointers to neat tribes, please fill me in :) Tell me something about yourself, and ask me any questions you might have!

12 months ago by ohtwenty with 12 comments

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  • Gozzin
    +6

    Hi and welcome aboard.

  • drunkenninja
    +5

    Hello /u/ohtwenty and welcome! I'm from Canada, BC, and I really enjoy fishing. Best place to find great tribes is the index, you can locate that here.

    • ohtwenty
      +5

      Thanks for the link, I'll have a more careful look later, I realised in a cursory look that not all tribes are as active, or exactly what I'd expect them to be (in positive and negative ways!) so I'll need to take some time to have a proper look.

      What got you into fishing, and how can you possibly be patient enough to sit there for a long time? Also, Dutch people tend to really like Canadians, so if you ever need a self-esteem boost come over here!

      • drunkenninja (edited 11 months ago)
        +5

        Yep, not every tribe has the same activity level so it's really great to join the ones you want to appear in your feed and generally use the feed as your main point of jumping off into content. Fishing for me is actually all about the disconnection from the rest of the world, be it a busy city life, or just the demands of the internet with it's never ending stream of emails and notifications. Finding a great spot, focusing on the gear and working to set it up just right so that the fish react to is an amazing and relaxing experience. Many times you yield absolutely not a single fish, but when you do, you got dinner, a story and just something to go do with a few close friends.

        Also, I'm glad you're fond of us Canadians, we do try to be pleasant, but generally just end up saying sorry for being overly pleasant, if that makes any sense :D

        • ohtwenty
          +4

          It does make sense, actually. Us Dutch are kind of on the other end of the spectrum, being too blunt etc, but we get by I think.

          Hm, the fishing thing makes more sense like that. I like watching movies for much the same reason. A month or two ago watched Tarkovsky's Solyaris in the cinema, and it's a three hour long, kind of slow story about a man who goes to a spaceship where the crew is going mad. It's like being taken into a new world (almost literally in the case of that movie), so I think I understand.

  • aj0690
    +5

    Welcome to the zu!

  • AdelleChattre (edited 12 months ago)
    +4

    Hello! I don't know my own blood type, can't account for where my socks've gone, and am vaguely concerned there are so many sirens in the soundscape but not so much so that I'll go out to the street looking around for why. But enough about me. Welcome to Snapzu! How did you find out about the place? Tell me, what's the earliest childhood trauma you can remember?

    • ohtwenty
      +5

      Heya! I read about it a few years ago, when I was dissatisfied with other options, mostly due to reasons mentioned in the OP. Got dissatisfied recently again, just seeing how much crud there is on the internet, so I figured I'd have a look at this alternative again, and I'm happy so far. I like the content, and the discourse is pleasant (yet sparse)

      My earliest childhood trauma? I think falling out of a car at low speed because I didn't close the door properly and leaned against it. Nothing happened but it was a sudden realisation that you can be face-down on asphalt if you don't think things through. Yours?

      btw if you donate blood/plasma they will test you for your blood type each time (at least here in the Netherlands) so you can find out without too much effort!

      • AdelleChattre
        +3

        Have you any particular interests? Because if it's popping, there's more than you might've thought in /t/popping.

        Thanks for sharing your early childhood trauma. If it's not prying, how old were you? Me, I have some hazy recollection of my parents having terrible arguments. The first thing I can really recall is deciding, during one particular 'sode, that the really hilarious, laugh-out-loud good times we'd had lately was when we'd "gone streaking." Streaking was a thing back then. Wasn't very complicated in practice. One would get naked and go running around in public. Laughter was in the cards. Come to think of it, this was in an era of dubious wisdom. To say nothing of scarce prudence. I believe, and this memory is all in wavy-lines-of-early-memory special effects, I chose to streak past the arguing parents, do a lap around the complex, and come back to what I expected would be a much-lightened mood in the apartment. I don't think that was the result, but it did help pass the time until the divorce soon to come.

        So, uh, what's your blood type, then? I'd like to know before deciding whether we can ever be friends.

        • ohtwenty
          +3

          Ah, streaking. I miss being able to do it, unless you count walking around naked in my own house as streaking, but then there's no challenge so it just becomes walking around. Sorry to hear about the divorce by the way, especially at a young age..

          I don't actually remember how old I was, which I think is the weirdest part! I guess that's the odd thing about memories - they're just an image of what happened, not necessarily a depiction of the truth or anything. tbh the more I think about it the less sure I am about the details, but I do know the main parts of the plot, so to say. Which makes me wonder if my brain just decided at one point that the imagery I've associated with it now is how I will forever remember it, regardless of if it's true.

          I'm O+ by the way, which means I can give blood to anyone who's also positive.

          • AdelleChattre
            +3

            Maybe it's the early childhood trauma you can't remember that counts, it just doesn't come to mind. Then again, maybe before that, there isn't much mind for it to come to. So, I notice that you label your MarkDown links. How admirable! I think we're going to be able to do business. Guess I'll have to donate some blood and find out my type before we can be sure.

            • ohtwenty
              +4

              Ah, I tried in any case, but I'm still getting used to editing and publishing properly. I saw that it's possible and I think it's a neat feature, that can definitely add something, so could be worth getting used to using.

              I've been reading up/studying some features of early life trauma, and it's mind-blowing that it can have huuuge effects on how you act for the rest of your life, but before you're even able to make memories or maybe even consciously realise what's going on. It can still mess with (positive and negative!) how your brain works, but you don't have to realise what's happening for it to still happen.